Undergraduate | UNE-EDEE150 | 2024
Introduction to English in the Primary Years
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
- 26 Feb 2024
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the concepts, content and structure of the English learning area (GTSD 2.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn in the English classroom, how physical, social and intellectual development interact with learning, and the implications for teaching English (GTSD 1.1.1, 1.2.1);
- analyse language and visual resources in a variety of texts, including texts about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and language (GTSD 2.1.1, 2.4.1, 3.4.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies for students from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as well as strategies that differentiate teaching for students with a range of abilities (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1);
- demonstrate understanding of the role of assessment in English teaching, knowledge of English assessment tasks design, and understanding of how to embed assessment into learning sequences with links to curriculum/syllabus outcomes (GTSD 5.1.1); and
- select and organise a range of English content to create effective, engaging teaching and learning activities, using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting, knowledge of how students learn, knowledge of teaching strategies, and knowledge of appropriate resources. (GTSD 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.4.1, 5.1.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
The subject introduces you to the Australian Curriculum: English, and the NSW English K–10 Syllabus. It presents a socio-cultural perspective on children’s language and literacy development before and during the school years. The subject introduces children’s literature, and its role in the development of language and literacy, including print, visual and multimodal literacy. You will be introduced to the importance of planning for diversity (e.g., linguistic, social, gender) in the classroom, and they develop strategies for teaching speaking and listening; reading and viewing; and writing. You will then use your theoretical understandings to evaluate classroom resources, and to design elements of a classroom language and literacy program.
Assessment 1 Essay: 1200 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3;
Assessment 2 Portfolio: 2400 wrods (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6;
Assessment 3 Online Quiz: 400 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2.
- Assessment 1 - Essay (30%)
- Assessment 2 - Portfolio (60%)
- Assessment 3 - Online Quiz (10%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-SPE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees